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Book review: Mrs. Dunwoody…

Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping, by Mirian Lukken, is a wonderful book. It’s written in the style of a woman passing on advice on the running of an orderly home. It includes, cleaning, first aid, recipes, etiquette, and all … Continue reading

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Book: The Zero Waste LIfestyle

I’ve been reading again. A lot of it has been food type books, but there have been a few others in there. I have decided to reread The Zero Waste Lifestyle by Amy Korst. It is one of the books … Continue reading

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Book review: The Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half

I am reading the Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half, by Stephanie Nelson. CouponMom.com is a cool site for savings on groceries (in the U.S.) and I like the easy way she has it set up. … Continue reading

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Book: Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich

This one’s for the ladies… Well, the first chapter of this book is great. It is eye opening and thought provoking. It addresses the differences and similarities in the ways men and women approach money. One of the really fantastic … Continue reading

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Book: How To Retire The Cheapskate Way

It took many months reading and learning about frugality and tiny houses and wanting to downsize before I really began to appreciate what I have. But it seems I am destined to finally get my head in order now that … Continue reading

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Book – The Millionaire Next Door

I tried to read that old standby The Millionaire Next Door. I think I got less than half way through it. There was quite a bit of repetition.  Basically they discovered that most millionaires are business owners who are extremely … Continue reading

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Book review: Cheap

Cheap by Ellen Ruppert Shell is a good book; it is making me reconsider some of the ways I shop. She has taken a look at the history of discount cluture by looking at the beginnings of stores like Woolworth, … Continue reading

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The list so far…

I have been reading thrifty and frugal tips for months now. The books all beat the same drum: reduce the amount of stuff you need to be happy, reuse and fix what you have, recycle worn out things into new, … Continue reading

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Book: The Dirty Life

The Dirty Life by Kristin Kimball is a good look at life when you’re trying to start a farm. She was a city girl who fell in love with a man and the romance of a farm. The reality was … Continue reading

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Book review: Your Money Or Your Life

I’m reading a classic of the money genre: Your Money Or Your Life by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin. It was written in 1992 but remains topical today. They basically say that every dollar that you spend, you have spent … Continue reading

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